After being closed to the public for 16 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Webster County Senior Center was scheduled to reopen next week, but officials have no pushed that date back a week as Webster County returned to the red according to the state’s COVID-19 metric. That reopening is now scheduled for Monday, August 2 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The Webster County Senior Center officially opened in June 2019, and was an instant hit. Funded entirely through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Department for Local Government, the facility was constructed with the use of zero local tax dollars.

But just nine months after its grand opening, the global pandemic forced the center to cease in-person operations. While the senior meals program has continued to deliver senior lunches, in person gatherings have not been permitted since March 2020.

The first official lunch at the center will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. Seniors who are still uncomfortable about gathering will still be able to carry their meal out.

Anyone with questions should contact the center at 270-639-5394.

Contact Matt Hughes at matt@journalenterprise.com or 270-667-2069

Contact Matt Hughes at matt@journalenterprise.com or 270-667-2069